Kibana is provided for Linux and Darwin as a
.tar.gz package. These packages
are the easiest formats to use when trying out Kibana.
These packages are free to use under the Elastic license. They contain open source and free commercial features and access to paid commercial features. Start a 30-day trial to try out all of the paid commercial features. See the Subscriptions page for information about Elastic license levels.
The Linux archive for Kibana v7.5.2 can be downloaded and installed as follows:
The Darwin archive for Kibana v7.5.2 can be downloaded and installed as follows:
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Alternatively, you can download the following package, which contains only features that are available under the Apache 2.0 license: https://artifacts.elastic.co/downloads/kibana/kibana-oss-7.5.2-darwin-x86_64.tar.gz
Kibana can be started from the command line as follows:
By default, Kibana runs in the foreground, prints its logs to the
standard output (
stdout), and can be stopped by pressing Ctrl-C.
Kibana loads its configuration from the
file by default. The format of this config file is explained in
.tar.gz packages are entirely self-contained. All files and directories
are, by default, contained within
$KIBANA_HOME — the directory created when
unpacking the archive.
This is very convenient because you don’t have to create any directories to
start using Kibana, and uninstalling Kibana is as easy as removing the
$KIBANA_HOME directory. However, it is advisable to change the default
locations of the config and data directories so that you do not delete
important data later on.
Kibana home directory or
Directory created by unpacking the archive
Binary scripts including
Configuration files including
The location of the data files written to disk by Kibana and its plugins
Transpiled source code. Certain administrative actions (e.g. plugin install) result in the source code being retranspiled on the fly.
Plugin files location. Each plugin will be contained in a subdirectory.